Brain Awareness Week

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North Florida Chapter Society for Neuroscience

Organized by:
North Florida Chapter Society for Neuroscience

Participating Organizations:
University of Florida Neuroscience Department

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

144

Year:

2019

Type of Events Held:

  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • Open House
  • School Program

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)
  • High School students(9-12)
  • Middle school students(6-8)
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

2554

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

We conducted numerous age-appropriate brain lessons at local elementary, middle, and high school including Make Your Own Neuron, Brain Tricks, and Sheep Brain Dissections. Our goals continue to be to encourage interests and passion for neuroscience in our community. By growing and expanding to more rural areas, we increased our reach this year by 44 classrooms and almost 500 students.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Press Release/Media Advisory
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

For recruitment purposes, we solely rely on the outreach representatives from the school districts, with whom we have developed a strong working relationship. Press releases and social media were used to increase excitement, visibility, and volunteering.

Resources

Of the Dana Foundation publications/resources distributed at your event(s), if any, please indicate the three most popular. Please choose up to three. If "other," please indicate below:

  • BAW Stickers
  • BAW Pencils
  • Brain-shaped Erasers

What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?

  • New Puzzles/Games
  • New Coloring Sheets

Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?

  • BAW Flyer

Feedback & Keys to Success

How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?

Feedback from the schools and teachers has been overwhelmingly positive. Two more schools were added from 2018 to 2019 with two more out-of-district schools requesting future demonstrations.

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Contact Information

BAW Website:

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Contact Name:

Julianne Price

Contact Phone:

3523634668

Contact Email:

nflsfnchapter@gmail.com

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